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U.S. Soccer legend Alexi Lalas discusses the biggest stories in the world of soccer. Join Alexi and soccer guru David Mosse, as they break down the USMNT, USWNT, MLS, Bundesliga, Premier League, World Cup & everything in between.

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    Latest episodes from Alexi Lalas’ State of the Union Podcast

    International Window Recap: WC Group B Scouting Report, Manchester Derby, Spurs vs Arsenal & MLS weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 65:22


    What a weekend of International soccer! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse dive into all the action including the USMNT opponents in Qatar. How did Mexico fare in their two matches?  We then look ahead to the weekend of club soccer as the EPL has two massive heavyweight bouts on tap. Will Arsenal stay at the top of the table and take down Tottenham?  In our #AskAlexi and One for the Road segments, we let the US fans air out all of the grievances following the Japan and Saudi Arabia matches...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Instant Twitter Spaces Reaction: USMNT vs. Saudi Arabia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 42:15


    The US drew Saudi Arabia in their final friendly before the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse hopped on Twitter Spaces following the match to field calls and let fans air their grievances...  Is Matt Turner your starter vs. Wales in goal? How badly does this squad miss Timothy Weah and Yunus Musah? Did Pepi do enough to get a start in Qatar today? Make sure to tune in Thursday for our normal weekend preview podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Instant Twitter Spaces Reaction: Japan tops USMNT 2-0

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 65:36


    Alexi Lalas fired up his Twitter Spaces with David Mosse to break down the USMNT loss to Japan in a friendly from Germany. Is Matt Turner the starting keeper? Who really needs to step up on Tuesday in the final match before the World Cup against Saudi Arabia? Make sure to tune into Twitter Spaces next week after the match on FS1 to join Alexi and Mosse as well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing the USMNT friendlies, UEFA Nations League, Christian Pulisic's upcoming book

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 71:42


    The USMNT has two final friendlies in the next few days before they get on the plane to Qatar. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse preview the matches against Japan and Saudi Arabia. What does the rotation at keeper and striker look like?  The UEFA Nations League is underway this weekend and two of the USMNT Group B opponents have massive matches. We dive into the England and Wales games as well as Iran's two friendlies.  In our #AskAlexi segment, we chat about our perception of Jesus Ferreira and the possibility of taking four strikers to Qatar. Alexi caps the show by giving his take on the recent excerpts released from Christian Pulsic's book.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    MLS playoff & MVP race, Pepi & Pefok score, Juventus troubles continue

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 73:45


    The MLS playoff picture is clearing up as teams race to the finish. Austin and Nashville squared off in the 2nd MVP battle this season. Has Hany Mukhtar wrapped it up? We also dive into all of the squads on the playoff line. Will Miami keep this run of form going and make their first-ever postseason appearance?  On the international front, the Jordan Pefok debate rages on as he scored over the weekend for Bundesliga-leading Union Berlin... while Ricardo Pepi bagged his first goal in 30 matches. Juventus kept their poor form going... is it time to hit the panic button? We also break down the epic Club America vs Chivas match and the latest surrounding duel-national prospect Alejandro Zendejas.  In the #AskAlexi segment, we chat about Chelsea and Chicago Fire keeper Gabriel Slonina...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USMNT roster reveal & Top 5 all-time uniforms, EPL All-Star game

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 80:29


    Between Champions League madness, fiery debates over Americans ruining EPL, and the US roster drop, we could have taped for another hour... Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap the week that was in Europe and preview a stacked MLS weekend.  The duo starts with the USMNT September roster window. Who was left out? Which spots are still up for grabs? Later in the show, Alexi also reveals his top-5 all-time US jerseys coming off the new kit release. Chelsea owner Todd Boehly started a firestorm of debate after proposing an All-Star game for the EPL. Was it truly a bad idea or are people just mad because it is coming from an American?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Dallas tops LAFC, Bayern vs Barca preview, Pulisic vs McKennie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 68:42


    The MLS season is coming down to the finish and Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a wild weekend on the pod. Jesus Ferreira's brace capped off a comeback for Dallas over LAFC. Does Cherundolo have a lineup problem? We also recap the European games that did go on without a hitch the past few days.  The guys then flip it forward to midweek action. We have two reunions in the Champions League involving Robert Lewandowski & Erling Haaland. Does it get any better than City vs. Dortmund and Bayern vs. Barcelona? In our #AskAlexi segment we address the USMNT jersey, converting EPL fans, and the latest on the US striker position. Alexi wraps the podcast by bringing you inside his World Cup prep.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Special Edition: Former NFL star & World Cup Tonight Analyst Chad Johnson joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:53


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse are joined by their new coworker, Chad Johnson, to delve into his past and how he became such a huge soccer fan. Who are his favorite players, which clubs does he root for, and what was it like to pursue a professional soccer career? The guys also have a few World Cup predictions before comparing World Cup squads to their NFL counterparts. Is the USA a dark horse? Chad Johnson certainly thinks so. Don't worry, we dive into his FIFA playing career as well...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Champions League returns, MLS preview, Top 5 soccer rivalries

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 68:25


    The CHAMPIOOOOOONS League is BACK! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap a wild midweek of action on the pitch in Europe. What is wrong with Liverpool? Chelsea made a move at manager, firing Thomas Tuchel and hiring Graham Potter. How will this affect Christian Pulisic?  We have a massive MLS weekend on-tap with the Eastern Conference playoff spots hanging in the balance. Alexi and Mosse dive into the biggest matches ahead, including Dallas hosting LAFC and Philadelphia taking on Orlando.  On Instagram, we asked you who should start for the USMNT in Qatar and you guys showed out. We have the results in our #AskAlexi segment. We cap the show with Alexi's Top 5 biggest soccer club rivalries ahead of Boca vs River this weekend.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend recap: VAR controversies, Chicharito's gaffe, Musah's form, & Mukhtar MVP?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 73:50


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse recap yet another beautiful weekend of soccer for your listening pleasure. We begin with MLS, where we had the MVP Heavyweight bout between Hany Mukhtar & Sebastián Driussi. Does Mukhtar have the lead after Nashville's win over Austin?  Moving over to Europe, Christian Pulisic started his first game of the season for Chelsea, Jedi Robinson suffered an injury, and Manchester United topped Arsenal in an early statement match. Which games are we most looking forward to this week in the Champions League?  The guys also weigh in on the age-old club vs. high school soccer debate as well as preview the US Open Cup Final between Orlando and Sacramento Republic.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Transfer Deadline Day: Pulisic stays, Dest to AC Milan, MLS roundup & weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 81:39


    What an eventful transfer window for Americans around the world. Christian Pulisic is staying at Chelsea after a few rumors surfaced, Sergiño Dest is headed to Italy, and John Brooks found a home. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break it all down for you.  We also had quite a midweek from MLS with a few upsets. The guys dive into LAFC and Austin FC worries before previewing the biggest games ahead this weekend from around the globe. Will Arsenal keep their red-hot form against Manchester United?  In #AskAlexi, we rank USMNT strikers and predict where CONCACAF teams will finish at the World Cup. Alexi then chats about Pulisic staying at Chelsea and his form in Qatar during our One for the Road segment.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    FC Dallas & USMNT Forward Jesus Ferreira on World Cup prep, red-hot form

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 24:47


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse are joined on this special edition of State of the Union by FC Dallas striker Jesus Ferreira. The guys break down his recent hot streak, his shoe game compared to Gregg Berhalter, and the upcoming September window as well as World Cup prep. Why separates him from the rest of the USMNT striker pool? We have your answer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Brandon Vazquez interview & massive MLS weekend preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 66:33


    We are coming down the home stretch in MLS and the slate couldn't be better this weekend. The Battle for Cascadia, Austin vs LAFC & Hell is Real? Bring it on. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse also preview the biggest games from around the world including Juventus vs Roma and Arsenal vs Fulham. FC Cincinnati and USMNT forward Brandon Vazquez then joins the show. We dive into his play style, his World Cup roster hopes, his shoe game, and the rivalry with Columbus ahead of this weekend.Stick around for our #AskAlexi segment where we cover more LAFC and Christian Pulisic talk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Leeds United States, MLS Weekend Recap, PSG & Bayern dominate

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 77:30


    Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch put on a show against Chelsea this past weekend for Leeds United. Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down the entire EPL weekend plus the biggest games from other leagues around the world. In MLS, Minnesota topped Austin at home, the Galaxy & Sounders drew a wild match, & Philly stream-rolled DC. Can Miami keep their current form going all the way to the playoffs? In our #AskAlexi segment, we answer why the US is developing more players than Mexico, but not before addressing the latest news from the transfer market. What are Alexi and Mosse's earliest soccer memories? Stick around for our "One for the road" segment to find out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend Preview: Pulisic to Man United? USMNT all-time starting 11, MLS playoff watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 68:20


    Join Alexi Lalas and David Mosse as they recap the fixtures from this past weekend, featuring an aggressive Darwin Núñez head-butt vs. Crystal Palace, impressive performances from USMNT figures Weston McKennie, Chris Richards, and more! After recapping the latest fixtures, Lalas and Mosse break down Christian Pulisic's transfer options which feature the likes of Newcastle United and Manchester United. As Manchester United prepare for a potential Pulisic loan move, We also preview a jam-packed weekend of games including the Sounders traveling to visit their old rivals, the LA Galaxy. Lalas and Mosse argue about the controversy of the Red Devils' recent transfer targets and the implications it has toward the board. To wrap up the show, Lalas and Mosse argue which MLS teams are in danger of missing the MLS playoffs and what Lalas' USMNT all-time starting 11 looks like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Weekend Recap: Neymar vs Mbappé, Tuchel vs Conte, #MLSAfterDark

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 79:23


    What a week of drama on and off the pitch! Alexi Lalas and David Mosse begin with a wild weekend in MLS. Austin FC came back from a 3-1 deficit in style, Brandon Vasquez continued his hot streak, and Seattle dropped below the playoff line. Will Toronto make a run at the playoffs behind an Italian resurgence? In the EPL, Spurs and Chelsea battled on and off the field. Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel were both issued red cards after the final whistle for a dust-up. Who would win in a real fight? Meanwhile, all is not well at Manchester United. Should they bring in American Weston McKennie? We also dive into drama at PSG and debut weekends for Serie A and La Liga. In our #AskAlexi segment, we cover our all-time USMNT five-a-side, Darlington Nagbe in the EPL, and more. Make sure to follow us on social @SOTUWithAlexi to submit questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2022 FIFA World Cup Primer: USA Starting 11, Biggest Group Games, predictions & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 87:29


    We are 100 days out this week from the opening game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup from Qatar and Stu Holden joins Alexi Lalas & David Mosse to get you ready for kickoff. The guys get things started by previewing the biggest group stage matches including England vs USA, Mexico vs Argentina, and Germany vs Spain. Alexi then gives his USA 26-man roster and starting 11 for Qatar. Will John Brooks make the cut? Stu, Mosse, and Alexi also give a few predictions as well. Who will win the golden boot and the 2022 World Cup title? Before we wrap, we also reveal our 5 top USMNT moments from past tournaments. Where does Landon Donovan's iconic goal against Algeria rank? Follow Alexi Lalas' State of the Union podcast @SOTUWithAlexi on all platforms! https://twitter.com/SOTUWithAlexi https://www.instagram.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ https://www.tiktok.com/@sotuwithalexi https://www.facebook.com/SOTUWithAlexi/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Record-breaking MLS Saturday, Yanks of Yorkshire & opening English Premier League weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 86:03


    We kick off the show by diving into the first week of English Premiere League action where Leeds United has Americans excited. Brenden Aaronson, Tyler Adams and Jesse Marsch got the party started with a 2-1 win over Wolves. Are Spurs and Arsenal the best two teams behind Liverpool and Manchester City? We also chat Messi's unreal goal and Lewandowski getting on the scoresheet at Camp Nou.Across the pond, MLS teams scored the most goals in a single day in league history. Does Brandon Vazquez make the plane to Qatar? What do we make of a tight Eastern Conference playoff race? In our #AskAlexi segment, the guys answer questions on loan and transfer, MLS vs Liga MX friendlies & the one league you would follow for a year if you could only follow one.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USWNT legend Heather O'Reilly on coming out of retirement, United States' World Cup chances

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 25:45


    Legendary United States midfielder Heather O'Reilly announced last week she is coming out of retirement and joining the defending Irish Women's National League Champions, Shelbourne FC. She joins Alexi Lalas on a special edition of the State of the Union podcast to dive into her decision. How much of a role did former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger play in her comeback? (1:30) The duo reflects on England's Euro title before previewing the United States' chances at a three-peat next year at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. (15:28) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    England win Euros, Weston McKennie injury, & MLS fireworks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 90:59


    What a weekend on the pitch! England finally brought it home and Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down the impact and ramifications of the country's first trophy since 1966. (32:16)Back stateside, MLS lost its ever-living mind this past week with late-game heroics, 8-goal shootouts, and US Open cup-sets. Will Sebastian Druissi take home the MVP? (16:40) Is Philadephia the best team in the league? (18:30)We also break down Juventus and USMNT star Weston McKennie's injury (42:39) and debate if John Brooks is set for a move to MLS. (69:50) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    LAFC continues to roll, MLS vs. the World + Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 74:07


    Coming off an amazing weekend of soccer, Alexi Lalas and David Mosse break down all the action for you from an American perspective. On the MLS front, Gareth Bale scored for LAFC, Minnesota continued their fine run of play, and Toronto finally came together. Will the addition of the Italians push Toronto to the playoffs? (9:59)Alexi and Mosse also sift through the transfer rumors. Will Ronaldo join a former rival? (31:22) How is Barcelona coming up with all this cash? (39:22) We also recap the Women's Euros before our Ask Alexi segment. Does MLS really need these friendlies against bigger squads from overseas? (47:26) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Previewing Sacramento Republic's US Open Cup semifinal with club president Todd Dunivant

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 20:25


    What does America love more than apple pie? Underdogs. USL club Sacramento Republic FC has embodied that spirit in a magical run to the semifinals of the US Open Cup, knocking off two MLS teams in the process. Club president and general manager Todd Dunivant joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to break down the “cup-sets” before diving into their semifinal matchup with Sporting Kansas City (2:30). We also dive into the pro/rel debate (9:03), players to watch against KC (13:49), what makes Sacramento special (16:45), and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter Interview: on the starting 11, behind-the-back passes, & John Brooks' status ahead of World Cup

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 31:52


    We are only two friendlies away from the United States heading to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to preview the run-up to the Cup. Can the United States win it all in 2022? (4:49) We also talk roster battles (6:38), why the US hasn't developed a deep striker pool (12:45), and much more. Why does Berhalter often pass behind the back to his players? We have your answer on the State of the Union Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Women's World Cup is one year away: Will the United States three-peat? (with Aly Wagner)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 64:08


    US Soccer Legend Aly Wagner joins Alexi Lalas and David Mosse to take a sneak peek at the Women's World Cup a year out from squads heading to Australia and New Zealand. The crew breaks down the impact of an expanded tournament with duel hosts for the very first time. Alexi, Mosse and Aly also give their five biggest challengers to the United States. Will Canada make a run at CONCACAF supremacy? Finally, the trio dives into the question we are all asking... will the USWNT three-pete? We also rank our five best women's soccer players of all-time. Who takes your top spot? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lewandowski's Move to Barcelona + LA Galaxy's MLS Cup Playoffs Struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 72:27


    Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the LA Galaxy and their struggles to stay above the MLS Cup Playoff line (8:03). Then we recap all of the news stories around the MLS including, Bale's LAFC Debut, the Hell is Real Derby and Phil Neville's Barcelona match comments. Later, we break down Lewandowski's move to Barcelona and why it could create two interesting title races in La Liga and the Bundesliga (34:25). Later we answer your questions about dark horses at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, what an EPL draft would look like, and why Alexi thinks White Claws are great in #AskAlexi (48:40). Finally, we end the show with a preview of Thursday's big interview with USMNT coach Greg Berhalter, also Mosse gives us his picks for the best dishes at Bestia in our One for the Road segment (1:02:55). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Interview with Hootie and the Blowfish's Jim ‘Soni' Sonefeld

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 24:32


    Hootie and the Blowfish drummer Jim ‘Soni' Sonefeld joins the State of the Union Podcast to talk about his new book ‘Swimming with the Blowfish: Hootie, Healing, and One Hell of a Ride' as well as his new EP ‘Remember Tomorrow', his journey as a musician and why he named a chapter of his book after Alexi Lalas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wayne Rooney is Returning to MLS... As a Manager?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 77:02


    Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a big congratulations to the USWNT for qualifying to the 2023 Women's World Cup (3:57). Then we take a look at Wayne Rooney's potential return to DC United as a manager, El Trafico vs. Cascadia Cup, and recap some transfer news updates in MLS. Later, the guys breakdown all the transfers in Europe, look at Tyler Adam's move to Leeds and preview the Copa Libertadores Quarter-finals (33:17). We answered your #AskALexi questions about a CONCACAF and COMNEBOL Nations League merger, new injury rules in MLS Next Pro league, and answer a fans message where he calls out Mosse's movie trailer take (49:11). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his thoughts on Top Gun: Maverick (1:01:20). What We've Been Watching:  Mosse's Picks: Better Call Saul, Mind Over Murder Alexi's Picks: Red Wings vs. Avalanche, Top Gun: Maverick Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USA's U-20 National Team Qualifies for the 2024 Olympics

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 74:53


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a big celebration of the USA's U-20 national team qualifying to the Olympics, what youth players they are excited about, and breakdown how Mexico crashed out of the tournament (5:00). Later we cover Ronaldo wanting out of Manchester United, Neymar's contract extension at PSG, and Zack Steffen's move to a lower division (23:25). We answered your questions about Copa Libertadores, if Canadian teams should leave MLS, and looked at the CFB Big Ten Super League in #AskAlexi (47:10). Finally, Alexi ended the show with a special 4th of July message (1:07:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Gareth Bale Joins LAFC: Is the Superstar ready for MLS?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 98:23


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with LAFC's landmark Gareth Bale deal, what that means for Carlos Vela, and how it will impact Bale ahead of the 2026 World Cup (11:30). Then the guys recap all of the MLS action including Philadelphia's big win vs. NYCFC, and FC Cincinnati's club record breaking 7th win, and end with a quick look at the U.S. Open Cup (30:15). Later, we cover all the transfer rumors in Europe and Mosse gives us a great preview of Copa Libertadores (45:30). We answered your questions about the USWNT, why FIFA ranks USA lower than Mexico, and USA's chances at winning the CONCACAF U-20 Tournament in #AskAlexi (1:02:10). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about the summer break we're in now that the World Cup has moved to November (1:23:30) What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Jurassic Park, Jurassic World Dominion (He did not like it) Alexi's Picks: Menudo: Forever Young, The Card Counter, Lucy, Bears Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    2026 FIFA World Cup Venue Reactions: Who's Going to Host the Final?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 86:06


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse Kick off the podcast with a look at the USMNT game vs. El Salvador and take a deep dive of where this leaves the national team ahead of Qatar (5:00). Then we look at how Costa Rica qualified to the 2022 World Cup and why we're happy to see another CONCACAF team in the tournament (25:40). Later we breakdown England's historic loss against Hungary and the rest of the action in the UEFA Nations League (29:00). We also covered Mane's move to Bayern, Pogba's return to Juve, and the rest of the transfers in Europe (35:40). The guys answered your questions about 2026 World Cup venues, MLS's Apple TV deal, and if the 1994 USA denim jerseys are ever coming back in #AskAlexi (42:56). Finally Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about his travels to Zurich Switzerland and the FIFA Next 90 program (1:17:00). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Severance, Peaky Blinders, The Offer, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The French Connection, The Godfather Alexi's Picks: Bad Words, This is Where I Leave You Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Are England's Nations League Struggles Good News for the USMNT?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 83:23


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at USMNT's game vs. Grenada, Jesus Ferreira's incredible form, and what we can expect from the upcoming match vs. El Salvador (7:01). Later, we breakdown the UEFA Nations League, France's struggles, and why England is underperforming under Southgate (29:09). Then we take a look at the transfers in Europe and PSG parting ways with Pochettino. Later we answered your questions about what id you could trade national team players, Chile's legal battle vs. Ecuador, Australia vs. Peru, and our favorite soccer playing conditions in #AskAlexi (51:38). Finally, Alexi Lalas ends the show with a look at 2026 World Cup venues (1:13:38). What We've Been Watching: Mosee's Picks: Peaky Blinders, Top Gun: Maverick Alexi's Picks: Hustle, Gladbeck, 10 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USMNT's Group Stage is Set: Gareth Bale gets Wales back into the World Cup vs. Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 104:29


    Alexi and Mosse kick off the podcast with a breakdown of the USMNT game vs. Uruguay, what Wales qualifying to the World Cup means for the USA, and take a look at Canada's compensation issues (8:20). Later we take a deep dive into the UEFA Nations League including, Hungary upsetting England, Portugal's coaching issues, and why some teams aren't taking the competition seriously enough (53:45). We answered your questions about the summer transfer window, Neymar's Finalissima comments, and Catarina Macario's injury in #AskAlexi (1:13:00). Finally, we end the show with Alexi's One for the Road about baseball and Mosse's appearance on FOX Bet Live (1:34:20). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: We Own This City, Severance, The Wire Alexi's Picks: Ricky Gervais: SuperNature, George Carlin's American Dream Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    USMNT vs. Morocco Reaction + Messi's Masterclass vs. Italy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 42:09


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the USMNT game vs. Morroco, why Brenden Aaronson is quickly becoming a locked in starter, and breakdown who impressed them the most. Later the guys give their thoughts on Messi's incredible performance vs. Italy in the 2022 Finalissima. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Real Madrid win UCL, USMNT Striker Depth Chart, Liga MX Final, Copa Libertadores

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 112:16


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at all the MLS action this week, including LA Galaxy's return to form and answer why names on MLS jerseys are getting harder to look at for broadcasters (10:02). Then, we dive into the upcoming USMNT friendlies vs. Morocco and Uruguay as well as look at the striker depth chart of the USMNT. Later, we take a look at Real Madrid's big win vs. Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Final (47:20). Alexi congratulates Mourinho's Roma win at the UEFA Conference League, Mosse gives us a breakdown of Copa Libertadores, UEFA Nations League and the Finalissima. Alexi answered your questions about Christian Pulisic leaving the Premier League, U.S. Open Cup, and why the Mexican National team has struggled lately in #AskAlexi (1:21:10). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a special Memorial Day message to all the American military members (1:45:00). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Downton Abbey: A New Era, George Carlin's American Dream Alexi's Picks: Top Gun: Maverick, We Own This City, The Staircase, The Thing About Pam Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Mbappe stays at PSG, USMNT Roster, Messi to Miami?, USWNT Equal Pay

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 115:28


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse quickly recap all the MLS news stories for the week including Messi to Miami rumors, Slonina's USMNT choice, and so much more (12:14). Then we take a deep dive into the USMNT roster ahead of their upcoming friendlies and CONCACAF Nations League games. Later we take a quick trip around Europe to recap all the league winners and standings in the EPL, Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 (47:30). We answered your questions about Mbappe staying at PSG, the UEFA Champions League, and USWNT Equal Pay in #AskAlexi (1:16:50). Finally we end the show with a look at the recent Soccer Hall of Fame inductees (1:44:50). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Atlanta, Better Call Saul, Los Señores del Narco Alexi's Picks: House of Gucci, Dons Of Disco Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Matt Turner's Arsenal Move: Why the USMNT Star is Ready for the Premier League (Interview)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 25:36


    Matt Turner joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss his move to Arsenal, the New England Revolution's MLS season, and his journey to the Premier League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is Jesús Ferreira the answer to the USMNT's striker problem?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 90:21


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at Jesús Ferreira's incredible form and breakdown if he's the answer to the USMNT's striker position issues (9:23) Later the guys recap all of the MLS action, Alexi gives his top 5 Power Rankings, and looks at possible NWSL expansion. Then we take a trip around Europe to recap FA Cup, the EPL Title Race and rate Ricardo Pepi's first Bundesliga season (28:45). We answered your questions about the US Open Cup, Raphinha vs. Rodrygo, and Alexi's next album in #AskAlexi (1:01:40). Finally, we end the podcast with a special closing segment where Alexi tries a Cuban sandwich and also do a deep analysis of what's the proper way to eat a sandwich (1:15:15). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: The Offer, Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy Alexi's Picks: Sheryl, The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith, Our Father, Operation Mincemeat, Senior Year, My Brilliant Friend Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Seattle Sounders Qualified to the Club World Cup... Now What?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 111:42


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at the Seattle Sounders' historic win in the CONCACAF Champions League vs. Pumas and celebrate them becoming the first MLS team to ever win the competition (11:30). Then the guys recap all of the MLS action including Seattle's loss to FC Dallas, questionable calls in the Toronto Vancouver game and is Cincinnati finally turning a corner? The guys also breakdown all of the drama surrounding the NWSL Challenge Cup. Later we look at Real Madrid's big comeback win vs. Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League as well as the Europa and Conference League Finals (59:20). Then we did a quick whip around the top 5 leagues in Europe and the EPL title race. Later we answered your questions about Chelsea's new ownership group, Super Clubs, and sandwiches in #AskAlexi (1:27:50). Finally, Alexi ends the show with his One for the Road about what it means to see an MLS team in the Club World Cup (1:42:16). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Atlanta, Better Call Saul. Winning Time, They Call Me Magic, My Brilliant Friend, Seinfeld, Taxi Driver Alexi's Picks: Like a Rolling Stone: The Life & Times of Ben Fong-Torres, At Close Range Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Will the Seattle Sounders be the first MLS team to win CONCACAF Champions League?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 114:52


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at NYCFC's scoring streak, Real Salt Lake's win over LA Galaxy, and Walker Zimmerman's contract extension (11:05). Then the guys look at the Seattle Sounder's big game vs. Liga MX team Pumas in the CONCACAF Champions League and why they can make MLS history. Later the guys recap the EPL title race, Real Madrid's 35th title win, and preview this weeks UEFA Champions League games (48:32). Alexi answers your questions about co-ed soccer, Cade Cowell, and F1 in #AskAlexi (1:25:59). Finally, we end with a special Mother's Day message from Alexi (1:47:30). What We've Been Watching: Mosse's picks: Ozark, Atlanta, Better Call Saul, Winning Time, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes Alexi's picks: The Stranger, The Adam Project, The Batman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman on the Future of the League

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 21:30


    NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman joins the State of the Union podcast to discuss the upcoming 10th season starting on April 29th, the Challenge Cup, and what future of the league could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Christian Pulisic Saves Chelsea

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 85:30


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the podcast with a look at all the MLS action this week including San Jose's big win vs. Seattle, the Revs slow season, and Gyasi Zardes' move to Colorado (7:14). Then we cover how Christian Pulisic saved Chelsea in their game vs. West Ham, Yunus Musah's miss in the Copa del Rey final, and why the top five leagues in Europe lack parity (27:50). Later, we answered your questions about CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Champions League, and why MLS Teams are losing to USL teams in the U.S. Open Cup (52:11). Finally, we end the show with a look at the beef between David Mosse and Luis Aguilar as well as answer if Mosse would ever start his own podcast (1:14:03). Call in with questions for #AskAlexi at (657)-549-2297 What We've Been Watching: Mosse's Picks: Atlanta, My Brilliant Friend, Better Call Saul, Winning Time, Ozark Alexi's Picks: The Invisible Pilot, Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes, The Flight of the Phoenix Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Zack Steffen's Man City Struggles: Do Americans Abroad Get Enough Playing Time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 113:48


    Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the show with a look at all of the MLS action for the week including NYCFC's big win, Seattle's surprising loss vs. Inter Miami, and so much more (8:20). Then the guys discuss Matias Almeyda's departure from the San Jose Earthquakes, Matthew Hoppe's potential move to Atlanta, and the League Cup Showcase. We also cover all of the CONCACAF Champions League action and Alexi gives his reason why this is the year MLS team will win the competition. Later the guys breakdown at all of action in Europe's top 5 leagues including, the FA Cup Liverpool vs. Man City game, La Liga's officiating, and the Serie A title race (46:01). Next we check in on all of the UEFA Conference League, the Europa League and Champions League games over the last week. We answered your questions about Zack Steffen's struggles at Man City, Alisson vs. Ederson, and try to find what sports stadium has the worst food in #AskAlexi (1:18:40). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a shout out to the United States's Paralympic soccer teams and wishes them good luck at the IFCPF World Cup tournament (1:43:45). What We've Been Watching: They Call Me Magic Clippers vs. Pelicans The Lost Leonardo Dirty Harry (film series) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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